David M. LaPorta, DPM
Specialty: Podiatric Medicine
Location and Office HoursShore Gastroenterology Associates
60 SR 36 Ste A
West Long Branch, NJ 07764
- Jersey Shore University Medical Center
- Monmouth Medical Center
- Riverview Medical Center
Do foot related sports injuries affect children differently than adults?
Aaron Nelson , NASM Elite Trainer, Sports Medicine, answeredIt is very important to make sure children with foot related sports injuries are properly evaluated by a qualified health care professional such as the athletic trainer who is onsite at the sporting event. If there is any concern with the evaluation, the child should be immediately referred to a physician for proper diagnosis. With acute foot injuries such as fractures, it is important to make sure the injury hasn't occurred around or near the growth plate and that the fracture is set in place to give it the best chance to heal. Soft tissue injuries can be similar to adults, but the muscles and tendons will not be as developed as well as that of an adult and may be damaged more easily. The best thing to do if you see any swelling or deformity is to immediate seek the attention of a physician.
How common are foot problems?
Christopher Chiodo, MD, Orthopedic Surgery, answeredAll told, more than three out of four Americans will suffer some kind of foot ailment in their lifetimes. In 2006, 9.6 million people saw a physician for foot pain or a foot injury. And there are more than 300 types of foot problems that can develop.
How do I manage my foot related sports injury on a daily basis?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI) answered
If you recently sustained a foot related sports injury, daily care may be as simple as wearing a brace or wrap and avoiding overly strenuous activities. Instead of running, a sport like bicycling, swimming, or rowing - something that puts less stress on the foot - might be better. If your injury persists, however, you should see a doctor.
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